Our carbon fiber tubing is fabricated using “roll-wrap” construction around precision
machined mandrels. The layup schedules use standard modulus uni-directional
carbon fiber pre-impregnated with a thermoset epoxy. The use of pre-impregnated
carbon fiber instead of dry fabric maximizes stiffness to weight ratio. This tubing
has a resin/fiber ratio of about 0.49 for optimum mechanical properties.
Additionally, to preserve the esthetics of the classic carbon fiber weave seen
in the photos, an outer layer of bi-directional carbon fiber is included in the layup schedule.